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Tescon UCC Reveals NPP’s Anti-Development Agenda Against Central Region


It did not come to us as a surprise when the Tertiary Education Students’ Confederacy (TESCON) of the NPP UCC Chapter came up with this release. Under normal circumstances we would have allowed this to pass but for the propensity of the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) penchant for objecting to everything good for this country unless it is coming from them, coupled with their desire to always champion the cause of mediocrity, we need to set the records straight especially when the principal signatories to the said press release (who hails in other Regions and towns other than Cape Coast), is comfortable to have developmental projects in their Ashanti Region etc but do not think the good people of Cape Coast and Central Region deserves same.

It will be vividly recalled that under Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s CPP regime, the country saw a monumental improvement in infrastructural developments notably in the education sector, health sector with emphasis on the extension of medical services throughout the country through the establishment of referral hospitals and other quasi-health installations. The entire system of communication was improved through the building of telephone and telegraphic lines, new roads, extension of railway lines, construction of bridges, a new port at Tema and extension of the Takoradi harbour. The building of Akosombo dam, construction of many manufacturing industries, introduction of fee-free compulsory education, free health and medical care, among others social intervention policies.
As divisive as the followers of Danquah-Busia tradition are and always claim to derive their philosophical orientation from the laissez-faire policies of free trade, private enterprise, free market economy, private profit making ventures and tight fiscal and monetary policies ; it is worth of note that they accused Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah of misapplying the financial resources of the state on irresponsible prestigious projects.
In recent past, the same tradition led by their current standard bearer Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo opposed the introduction of Value Added Tax (VAT) policy with violent demonstrations and civil unrests amidst lawless acts that led to some loss of precious lives. One will wonder what necessitates this kind of motivation to always fight against the status quo and quest of governments to help its people to live comfortably.
In this age of nanotechnology, the TESCON UCC Chapter has today struck a similar chord of opposition to critical developments with their usual cacophonous and ugly noises.

The Danquah-Busia disciples believe in interventions if it is limited to the state creating conditions to enable private individuals to make profit. They deride state funding for social investments and believe that the state has no business in creating employment yet they are always on the rooftops shouting over their records in social intervention policies but quick to act on the contrary.
It is shocking that the “Doyens of Social Interventions” will call the 25km asphaltic overlay in Cape Coast as not having any value on the lives of road users. They went ahead to label the ongoing Kotokraba Market Complex as “so-called market being built” trying hard to append it with link roads without giving the facts to their pedestrian claims. In condemning a project that will facilitate easy movement of the general public, in this tourist and education hub of our country; their statement intimated good governance and fixing of problems as mandate of any government but lazily accused government falsely to justify their call. One is forced to ask why they are not as well rejecting/labeling the numerous projects completed and some ongoing across the length of the region and should projects cease because we are in an election year? Just like their predecessors, this shows clearly the contradictions, divisive nature, and misguided reasoning of the TESCON UCC Chapter.

In conclusion,we wish
to assure the general public that the Great NDC under the able leadership of His Excellency President John Dramani Mahama will continue to serve the people of Cape Coast and for that matter the entire region and the country as a whole. We are focused in ensuring the smooth running of Changing Lives and Transforming Ghana. The TESCON UCC Chapter and its acolytes must realize politics has moved a notch higher in our current world. They can continue playing to the gallery as that has been their stock-in-trade. We wish them well in that venture.
Long Live The NDC!!!
Long Live Ghana


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